What’s In The Bowl?

August 1, 2012

This afternoon the answer was popcorn!


After I came home from an appt. I popped up a bag of Quinn Lemon + Sea Salt, which was sent to me to test out for my OpenSky shop. Although it’s currently sold out at the OpenSky price (bummer), it’s quite a box of popcorn – you really can’t get much more natural ingredients (also non-GMO and organic corn) and the lemon flavor is awesome. Pretty sure I’ve seen it at Whole Foods good.


I got so much accomplished today – my list has filled up as fast as I’ve knocked it out this week, but today I have almost caught up. Good because I have a lot of things to do outside of the house tomorrow (including meeting with the firemen to have our carseat installed safely!)

What’s in bowl #2?


Tofu Peanut Udon Noodles!


I bought these whole wheat udons at Whole Foods and the texture was just incredible. SO soft! Makes me never want to eat the typical chewy whole wheat pasta again.


We cooked the noodles along with some pan-seared Twin Oaks Tofu, sauteed garden squash and 2 handfuls of baby spinach. On the side, I made a peanut sauce with the following.

Simple Noodle Peanut Sauce

  • 1/3 cup plain peanut butter
  • ~1/2 cup water
  • 1.5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tsp cane sugar
  • Pinch ginger
  • Sprinkle red pepper flakes

Heat all together in a small stock pot over medium heat until well mixed and serve tossed over noodles.



To Meaghan and Laura – thanks for the postcard from Greece that Matt brought home from the bakery today!! :mrgreen:


Evening ritual: Dinner, blog, Olympics, reading, sleep, toss and turn.

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1 Carly @ Snack Therapy August 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I don’t know what it is about udon noodles, but I LOVE THEM. It’s like they’re extra chewy and starchy or something. And that popcorn looks awesome… even the packaging is gorgeous!

Enjoy your Olympics-filled night :-).


2 Leslie August 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Have a good evening. Hopefully tonight will be more sleep, less toss/turn.


3 Ali @ Peaches and Football August 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Lemon popcorn? How wild. Hopefully the tossing and turning tonight will be kept to MINIMUM!!! Off to watch the Olympics too!


4 Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself August 1, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I have been craving popcorn so bad and that is such an interesting flavor!!


5 Katelyn August 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm

OpenSky is literally unreal. I love that place. Coconut water = ultimate refresher. Anxiously awaiting your bebe!


6 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm

the peanut sauce sounds perfect – I love peanut sauce on just about anything! I received a few boxes of that Quinn right before I left San Diego but didn’t get around to trying it. Guess it can wait for a month til I get home – good to know it’s good!


7 Alison August 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I see that coconut water and I have been loving that stuff (even though you didn’t really talk about it in this post)! But anyway, the tofu and noodles look so good–I love udon :)


8 Alaine at My GF & DF Living August 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Yum! I love your peanut sauce recipe. I love anything with peanut butter so this is definitely a must-try in my book. I also could not agree more with your daily routine. I am Olympics obsessed!


9 Christine August 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm

It’s your due date month! Yay!!!! I always felt excited/anxious to reach that point. Totally making the peanut sauce tomorrow. Super yumm!!


10 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma August 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I made some incredible whole wheat pasta with soy sauce & peanut butter the other night and it was heaven-sent. I think that the salty/wholesome combo is fantastic.


11 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 1, 2012 at 8:36 pm

that popcorn looks delicious! that used to be one of my favorite snacks, I need to bring it back!


12 Cait's Plate August 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm

We had nearly the same dinner, except mine came from Noodles & Co. :)


13 Amy August 1, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Did you get to try their Vermont maple and sea salt? Addicting!


14 Jessica @ New Girl, New City August 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Those noodles sound amazing! The reason I don’t like typical whole wheat noodles is because of the texture.. but I’m intrigued by these!


15 Catalina @ Cake with Love August 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I was actually looking for some popcorn, I am so glad that you posted this, checking WF tomorrow for it!


16 Khushboo August 1, 2012 at 11:51 pm

LOVE pb in my stir frys!


17 Michelle (Peachy Palate) August 2, 2012 at 12:31 am

Yum! One of my favourite dishes (though I’m a soba noodle fan! :) ) Nothing like a bit of tofu!


18 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope August 2, 2012 at 6:10 am

That popcorn sounds interesting! I love trying different flavors of popcorn and not just the usual butter flavor. :)


19 [email protected] August 2, 2012 at 6:11 am

Someone else blogged about that popcorn recently…..I need to be on the lookout for it. Have yet to ever cook tofu. It’s one of those foods I’m just intimidated to cook, but your tofu bowl looks delicious.


20 Kimberly August 2, 2012 at 6:18 am

MMMmm…I love me some noodle bowls. If you are ever in Asheville again (where I grew up) – you MUST go to Doc Chey’s. It is hands down my favorite restaurant in Asheville. Their noodle bowls are AWESOME.


21 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 2, 2012 at 6:24 am

I love peanut noodles! Except I use sunflower seed butter because of allergies, but it’s basically the same idea!


22 Sarah @ undereverything August 2, 2012 at 10:18 am

Oh yum, that udon bowl looks amazing! I never have tofu at home but I’ll be flying solo for a bit soon while the bf is out of town – might be a good one to try out while the meat eater is away! I have a feeling that if I ever served him this he would just look at me with puppy eyes until I found a steak for him.


23 Angel7 August 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

I can relate to tossing & turning at night.



24 Shannon August 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I love the Quinn popcorn… I sampled it at the SOWA Open Market here in Boston. The maple flavor is divine too!

I seriously could eat peanut noodles every single day… I haven’t made Udon, lately I’ve been a huge fan of the mung bean and other glass varieties – they cook so fast!


25 Anita August 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Kath, do you remember the brand name of the Udon noodles? There are Udon noodles and other Udon noodles. Some better than others. Also, what kind of tortillas do you buy? I’m glad you are doing so well and I’m very happy that soon you will have your babe in your arms. Try to get alot of rest now.


26 KathEats August 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Hakubaku – luckily I still have the package! And I buy Whole Foods tortillas


27 Anita August 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Thanks so much. You are a genius ! I always keep the packages also. There are so many brands out there now, easy to forget which one was the best. Be well my friend.


28 Carla August 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I looked for these whole wheat udon noodles at my Whole Foods, and they just had the regular :( Hopefully I’ll find them somewhere else, because your recipe looks great!


29 MommyPage August 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I’ve never heard of that popcorn before. It looks much healthier than the regular bagged popcorn.


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